I can only talk about this now. You may have noticed.
Scratch any Bears' fan and you'll get a million reasons why Da Bears lost the Super Bowl. Bad Rex showed up. Benson got hurt. Personally, I thought Devon Hester's return of the opening kick off for a touchdown was the kiss of death. Oh no, the team's going to expect special teams to pull this one out.
The Bears were wearing their dark shirts. The Colts were in white. The jersey karma was on the Bears' side. Their uniforms were lined up for a Chicago victory.
But then I checked the cover of Sports Illustrated.
During the bye week Peyton Manning was on the cover. Aha!! Bad news for them, I thought. Na na na na na. Except there was no game the week he was featured.
It wasn't until the game had started that I discovered that Urlacher was on the cover of SI for Super Bowl week. Chicken bleep.
If you recall the Mrs. Linklater theory of who wins the game, it goes: red jerseys beat black/blue jerseys. Black/blue jerseys beat white jerseys. But, in the end, the Sports Illustrated jinx beats them all.
That's why I stopped watching the game at halftime.
Okay, there, I finally talked about it. .